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Royer Price Increase

Yikes! Looks like I waited about one week too long to make my planned purchase of a Royer R121. They appear to have just jumped up by about $200. How did I miss that? Did anyone else know this was comming? Damn. If I'd know I would of made my purchase last week.


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Yikes! Looks like I waited about one week too long to make my planned purchase of a Royer R121. They appear to have just jumped up by about $200. How did I miss that? Did anyone else know this was comming? Damn. If I'd know I would of made my purchase last week.


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Prices for them have dropped over the last couple of years in the UK.

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Hey Roland,

Hmmm...I wonder if that has anything to do with the weakening dollar? Anyway, it just sucks that I was so close to buying one and then to have the price jump by $200. I was going to visit them at the AES Convention in San Francisco to ask a few questions and then go out and get one. Shoot, shoot shoot...

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Buy used, save $$$. There seems to be enough that are available after the initial fad has passed.

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Buy used, save $$$. There seems to be enough that are available after the initial fad has passed.

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Funny you should mention that! I just added "Royer R121" to my ebay favorite searches. I realize the Royers are the "mic flavor of the day", however, since I don't have a ribbon in my mic locker yet it wouldn't be a bad investment. I suppose I should take another look at the Beyer m160 as less of a budget buster. My main interest is in micing distorted guitar cabinets and I've heard that either one is useful in this application. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.

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Check out the Shiny Box 46 for distorted electric guitar.

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I also really like the Peluso R-14 for just that. It's even more "ribbony" - less hyped high mids. Takes EQ very well. And it's, what, about half the price? It compares very favorably. I have the Peluso, Royer 121 an R84, so I'm happy in the ribbon category at present. I'd check it out if I were you.
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I dont know how good it is but CAD came out with a $200 ribbon recently. It looks cool but no idea how it sounds.
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Hey, thanks for all the great suggestions. I appreciate it. They all look very interesting at first glance/google. I'll do some more research. Or, I may just end up biting the $200 bullet. Well see. You guys are the best.

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I love my 121, Calistro music gave me a heads up in August to buy before September so I did. Buying used is less a big a deal than I thought. You SHOULD assume that the ribbon is toast when you buy used, since a slight puff of air ruins them, BUT replacing them is only 125 bux
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